By Stan Friedman
CHICAGO, IL (January 31, 2014) — Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed.
Alissa Wilkinson has written a well-reasoned response to the question editors at Christianity Today frequently receive: “Why do you review R-rated movies?” She writes, “It’s a serious question that requires a serious answer, mostly because, as plenty of people have pointed out, some Christians—in an effort to escape legalism—have swung to the other extreme and assumed that anything is fair game to watch, that it’s more important to be ‘cool’ than to be thoughtful in our movie viewing.”
Nicholas Winton was a British stockbroker when he found himself working at a refugee camp for Jews in Czechoslovakia. The experience changed the life of a modest man forever, as well as the lives of the hundreds of children he rescued.
Christians in Fresno, California, formed a group called No More Slumlords. They produced this video about the evil perpetrated by the slumlords in the city. Of course the problem extends throughout the country. It is a painful video to watch. I once knew of a church that had a slumlord on its board, even though members—and the pastors—knew what he was about. He also happened to give a lot of money to the church.
Atheists—and not just the millennial variety—gripe about Christians being judgmental and wasting money that could have been spent on the poor. We might ask, what in the name of no god is this?